The Annual World News Media Forum 2024

“The Growing Threats for Democracy and Freedom of Speech”

(Vienna; October 23rd - 25th, 2024)

The Annual World News Media Forum is an annual conference co-hosted and organized by the Academy for Cultural Diplomacy and other leading institutions.

The current political and economic situation in numerous regions and countries around the world, together with the deteriorations of social norms for the use of violence, emphasizes the growing need for a greater Media-Public-Private sector dialogue & cooperation in order to avoid further escalation.


The Annual World News Media Forum 2024 will therefore focus on analysing and raising awareness for activities that promote global peace, stability and prosperity. Focusing primarily on the role of the media, the Forum will evaluate the tools and framework in which greater Media-Public-Private dialogue and cooperation can take place.

The conference will include addresses from journalists, politicians, diplomats, religious leaders, academics and heads of corporations.


Based in Vienna, the forum will be hosted in a number of important political, historic, and cultural locations across the city.

Speakers & Delegates

Speakers & delegates during the forum will include journalists (from tv & newspapers),  politicians, diplomats, governmental officials, religious leaders, academics, and  heads of corporations.

Forum Participants

Participation in the conference is open to journalists, governmental & diplomatic officials, academics, economists, representatives of the Business sector, artists, civil society practitioners, representatives of the Business sector, and young professionals.